since longboat key has no public beach access the closest beach is coquina beach on anna maria island. this beach is a short drive north from central longboat key. coquina beach is a beautiful gulf beach with plenty of free parking.
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joan durante park
in 1995 james durante bought 32 acres of bayside longboat key and established a public park in his late wife's name. this beautiful park is one of the only undevelped parts of longboat key. this 32 acre park has a nature trail and has a collection of interesting tropical and native plants. this park is also an excellent place to bird watch.
mote marine laboratory
located on the southern end of longboat key is the mote marine laboratory. this aquarium focuses more on education than entertainment. they have exhibits on southwest florida marine life and a shark and dolphin tank. for those interested in nature and marine life the mote marine laboratory is a worth while place to visit.
- Museum Visits
new pass is a waterway separating longboat key and lido key just northwest of sarasota. this part of sarasota bay is an excellent place to salt water fish.
- Sailing and Boating
Tennis Weekend photos
AND more photos from the long weekend at Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, Longboat Key.
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